Heart Smart Salmon Salad

Image: Craving Something Healthy Earlier on the blog, in honour of heart health month, I explored how inflammation (the bad kind) negatively affects your cardiovascular health. In that piece I mentioned “heart smart” foods – foods that are known to reduce bad inflammation and [...] read more

Inflammation: Good for Healing Injuries, Bad for the Heart

Image: Mayur Gala Inflammation is all the rage in the media today – everyone from pro athletes to natural health healers are talking about its detrimental effects. Contrary to its slight demonization, inflammation is a normal bodily process that occurs in response to injury and infection. [...] read more
On February 20, 2017, posted in: Anti-Inflammatory , Blog , Cardiovascular Disease , Heart Health

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Fall

Image: Poodar Chu With the AMAZING summer we have been having so far, it’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner. You might not be thinking school supplies and sweaters quite yet, but trust me – it’s creeping up! Rather than focus on how hectic the transition can be, I like to [...] read more

Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Remember the 1990s, when super-low-fat diets were all the rage? Everywhere you looked, low-fat versions of processed foods were popping up. People avoided things like cheese like the plague. Even avocados got a bad rap! Turns out, as it so often does with fad diets, that the information these [...] read more
On January 27, 2016, posted in: Blog , Cardiovascular Disease , Nutrition

Demystifying Dad Bod

Seeing as it’s the tail end of Men’s Health Month, I would be remiss to not mention the currently-trending Dad Bod.  [...] read more

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for a heart attack and stroke. Hypertension is often due to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, which leads to the constriction of blood vessels resulting in an increased workload for the heart. [...] read more
On February 20, 2015, posted in: Blog , Cardiovascular Disease